Jail crime surges as it takes in mainstream offenders

By Jamie Buchan

Published: 04/01/2014

A north-east jail was rocked by a crimewave as offences committed by inmates went through the roof.

The rate of offending at Peterhead Prison rose by 260% since the facility began accepting mainstream inmates last summer, a new study has revealed.

The Victorian era jail, which closed its doors for good just before Christmas, won worldwide acclaim for its work as a sex offenders unit.

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